From Twinkle, With Love

Sandhya Menon

Simon Pulse, 2018

Agent: Thao Le

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to longtime crush, Neil Roy—aka Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man 'N' begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she scripted. But will it be enough?

Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, With Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.


An NPR best book of 2018

An Indie Next Summer 2018 Pick

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Barnes & Noble Most Anticipated Sophomore Novel of 2018

One of Popsugar’s 10 Exciting Summer Releases

June 2018 Pick for Chloe Lukasiak’s Book Club

“Utterly charming.” NPR

“Cinematic.”Teen Vogue

“Funny and sweet.”Buzzfeed

“Dazzling.” Bustle

"Menon's sophomore effort is a charming and sophisticated rom-com."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[From Twinkle, With Love] is an often laugh-out-loud funny journey...Menon navigates through Twinkle's missteps and reparations with aplomb. A charming addition to the rom-com canon."
Booklist, starred review

"[This] bubbly, humorous novel effortlessly explores complex subjects...As in When Dimple Met Rishi, Menon gives her heroine room to stumble as she comes into her own; teens will be rooting for Twinkle the whole way. A sweet, smart gem for most readers, especially fans of Menon, Jenny Han, and Miranda Kenneally."
School Library Journal, starred review

“This engaging story is told in a series of Twinkle’s letters to female filmmakers, texts, and emails. The characters are deeply likeable and richly drawn… The love triangle, of sorts, is deftly created… This novel is highly recommended for libraries that serve young adults, particularly fans of the author’s first book, When Dimple Met Rishi.

"Menon's lively storytelling lights up the pages in her latest novel...Funny, heartwarming and charming, Menon's engaging plot will resonate with readers. Twinkle is bright, youthful and energetic, and her intelligence, humor and vulnerability shine throughout the story. Her clear, honest voice and perspective will carry readers easily into her world of school, film and complicated relationships. The sweet connection and growing romance between Twinkle and Sahil will melt readers’ hearts, making this story a truly delightful read."
RT Reviews